Elias Kifle

Elias Kifle

Blog: http://www.ethiopianreview.com/main/
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
9° 1' 21.8496" N, 38° 44' 48.4764" E
Status: Threatened
Threatened on 19 Jan 2012

The exiled editor of the Washington-based opposition website Ethiopian Review, Elias Kifle, now based in the US, was tried in absentia and was convicted in Federal High Court in the capital, Addis Ababa on terrorism and money laundering charges.

Together with two other journalists, a politician and a politician’s assistant, Elias Kifle was found guilty on three charges: ‘Planning, Preparation Conspiracy, Incitement and Attempt of Terrorist Act’, Participation in a Terrorist Organisation’ and ‘Money Laundering’.

Elias Kifle have written articles critical of the government policies and practices. On January 26th Elias was handed a life sentence in absentia by an Ehthiopian court.

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